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The Structure of Space and Time

  • Walter Thirring
  • Evans Harrell
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Abstract

In physics, space and time are defined by the way yardsticks and clocks behave, which in turn is determined by the equations of motion. It is this reasoning that gives a concrete significance to the mathematical structure of our formalism.

Keywords

Minkowski Space Causal Structure Canonical Projection Galilean Transformation Isotropic Universe 
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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • Walter Thirring
    • 1
  • Evans Harrell
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Theoretical PhysicsUniversity of ViennaAustria
  2. 2.Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA

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